|Robotics Students "Dig Up Dirt" for Scholarship|
Twenty-two teams of undergraduate and graduate students from throughout the country tested their robot designs in a "head-to-head" challenge at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, near NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., May 27-28. Teams remotely controlled their excavators or "lunabots" to determine which one could collect the most simulated lunar regolith, or dirt, in a given time. The 1st place winning team was Montana State University, whose lunabot excavated 21.6 kilograms, or about 47 pounds, ...
Keywords: Where -- Montana; What -- Moon
|GRAIL Spacecraft Named on This Week @ NASA|
Students at Emily Dickinson Elementary School in Bozeman, Montana won a nationwide contest to re-name the twin Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory spacecraft formerly known as GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B. The winning names -- "Ebb" and "Flow". The spacecraft have been in orbit around the moon since New Year's Day -- collecting data to create a gravity map of the moon. Also, Moving Earth for the new home of Space Shuttle Atlantis, The Invention Challenge, Astronaut Cady Coleman in Cleveland, a new A...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Montana; What -- Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory; What -- Moon